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Climate Change Committee’s assessment of Sunak’s net zero U-turns – Friends of the Earth response

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Responding to the Climate Change Committee’s assessment of recent announcements on net zero from the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Danny Gross, climate campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:

“This assessment highlights the glaring inconsistencies between the government’s rhetoric and action. Rishi Sunak has said he will honour his commitment, made at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt, to cut the UK’s carbon emissions by over two-thirds by 2030. His climate advisors are telling him loud and clear that his plans just don’t add up and the target will be missed.

“Instead, the Prime Minister is scrapping policies that would reduce harmful emissions and cut sky-high energy bills. A government of integrity, wouldn’t be trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes by pretending it can deliver on promises with a climate plan that’s just not up to scratch.”


Friends of the Earth’s legal challenge to the government’s inadequate climate plan (known as the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan) is due to be heard at the High Court in February next year.

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